24-hour vaccine fest ends at 10 a.m. Tuesday; hundreds of doses still available

24-hour vaccine fest winding down

METAIRIE (WVUE) -Ochsner’s 24-hour vaccine fest will wrap up at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

Nearly 4,000 Moderna vaccines have been administered so far.

Up all night and still going strong! There is currently no line at #VaxFest. Stop by between now and 10 a.m. to get your vaccine. No appointment is needed! 💉

Posted by Jefferson Parish on Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Appointments are encouraged, but not required.

Those seeking a vaccine should call 844-888-2772.

The drive-thru event is being held at the Shrine on Airline (6000 Airline Drive, Metairie, La.).

6,500 first doses of the Moderna vaccine were available making it the largest COVID-19 mass vaccination event to date in Louisiana.

Photo ID and insurance cards are not required, but will speed up the registration process if you bring them along.

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When will my second dose be scheduled?

  • Community members will automatically be signed up to receive their second vaccine dose.
  • Second doses will be administered on April 28-29 at the same appointment time as each patient’s first dose at the Shrine on Airline.

How long do these appointments take?

  • Usually, patients are finished in about 30 minutes, including the 15-minute monitoring period following their vaccination.
  • To make the process as quick as possible, we encourage you to complete your registration online in advance following the instructions sent to you upon booking your appointment.

No Ride? No Problem.

Eligible community members in need of transportation assistance can receive a voucher for free or discounted Uber rides to the Shrine on Airline, made possible by a partnership with Uber and the Greater New Orleans Foundation.

Uber is providing more than 20,000 free rides to vaccination sites in the Greater New Orleans Area. If you are in need of transportation assistance, please let the operator know when scheduling your appointment at 844-888-2772.

On the North Shore, Ochsner Health will hold a vaccination event at the Castine Center at Pelican Park (36650 Pelican Drive, Mandeville, LA.), Wednesday, March 31. Approximately 2,200 new appointments to receive the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine doses, at the Northshore event, are available now on MyOchsner or by calling 844-888-2772. Those wanting to receive a vaccination will be required to have an appointment, but do not have to be a Ochsner patient.

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